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More companies are expected to use AI to manage their IT infrastructure. More data about networks and infrastructure, higher computing power, and more advanced algorithms have led the charge in so-called "self-driving" or "self-healing" IT. Some examples of companies using the tech include Adobe Inc., which developed an AI program using open-source technology that automates core IT tasks so employees don't have to do them, and Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., which uses AI to self-correct airflow and temperatures in data centers. - WSJ
Marketing experts are warning about AI's ability to churn out fake spam results in Google, making it difficult for humans and search engines to distinguish it from real content. The AI-generated text is cheap to generate and includes relevant keywords, but its content — such as references to people or products — doesn't actually exist. The content marketing agency Fractl is offering demonstrations of this AI-enabled text generation as it seeks to draw attention to the issue. The company used the open source tool Grover, made by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, to write fake blog posts that show up in SEO results. “Blackhats will use subversive tactics to gain a competitive advantage," Fractl partner Kristin Tynski said. - THE VERGE
The Irish startup Nuritas says it could discover four new healthcare ingredients using machine learning within the next 18 months. The company's success rate in the drug discovery process is much higher than others in the pharmaceutical industry. In collaboration with German chemical company BASF, Nuritas discovered an ingredient that helps treat inflammation, which is expected to be released in sports nutrition products by the end of this year. “We believe not only that we have launched the only healthcare ingredient found through AI, but we will in fact launch the second, third, fourth, and fifth within a 12–18 month period as well,” CEO Emmet Browne said. The company has raised $65 million so far from investors including Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and U2’s Bono and the Edge. - YAHOO FINANCE UK